Darry and Ponyboy have a substantially complex relationship, with many fluctuations in their feelings towards each other, or their perception of those feeling throughout the book. In the beginning of the book, it is thought by Ponyboy that Darry is hard and apathetic towards him. As Ponyboy says in the book, “My face got hot as I bit my lip. Darry… what was Darry like? “He’s…” I started to say he was a good ol’ guy but I couldn’t. I burst out bitterly: “He’s not like Sodapop at all and he sure ain’t like me… but he can’t stand me. I bet he wishes he could stick me in a home somewhere, and he’d do it, too, if Soda’d let him.” However, towards the end of the book, Pony finally understands the multitude of love that Darry holds for him. An example of this is, “Darry did care about me, maybe as much as he cared about
In fact, Soda tells Pony “‘you don't realize all Darry's giving up just to give you a chance he missed out on. He could have stuck you in a home somewhere and worked his way through college’” (150). Darry gives up his chance at a bright future so that Ponyboy can live his own successful life. As the captain of the school football team with an athletic scholarship, Darry has his whole life ahead of him, but he gives it all up for his brothers. Even Sodapop sacrifices his future for his Pony- he becomes “a dropout so he [can] get a job and keep [Ponyboy] in school” (38). It is important to Darry and Sodapop that Ponyboy receives a good education, unlike the ones that they gave up to take care of the family. They also want Ponyboy to live an ordinary life without having to carry the burden of his brothers’ responsibilities. Darry and Sodapop are willing to do anything to give Ponyboy the possibilities of a future that they never
In The Outsiders, by S.E. Hilton, we go to a time where gangs remain dominant and run the streets. S.E. Hinton tells us about two enemy gangs. The Socs, one of the many provocative gang groups, kids who live lavish lives and get away with the crimes they commit because they look clean cut and look like good innocent kids on the outside. Then there 's the Greasers, who live poorly and get blamed for most of the things that go down in the city. Ponyboy, and Johnny, two Greasers, that at first, clang to the fact that they hated Socs. All they wanted to do was fight the other gang to look tough and earn respect.
Lastly, Sodapop is always there for his two brothers, he will drop everything for his family no matter what. For example, ¨ Soda just put his hand on my shoulder. "Easy, Ponyboy. They ain't gonna hurt you no more."¨ (Hinton, page 8). This proves Soda is there for his family, by confuting his little brother Ponyboy when he's scared and upset. Secondly, ¨…,and I had Sodapop to talk things over with¨ (Hinton, page 37). This is showing how his family already knows Soda is there for them no matter what, by Ponyboy saying he can talk things over with him. And lastly, ¨ Soda always takes up for me.¨ (Hinton, page 12). This is stating how Sodapop always sticks up for his brothers. Inclusion, Sodapop is always there and sticks up for his family.
In the fictional novel, The Outsiders by S.E.Hinton, the character Two-Bit was given the life of a greaser, with the height of about six feet tall, stocky in build, long rusty-colored sideburns, laughing gray eyes and a wide grin. He was also funny and somewhat charismatic, with such clever jokes and the ability to lighten any tension.
Heroes are all around you but you just need to find them. In the novel The Outsiders Johnny is a hero. S.E. Hinton uses Johnny Cade's vulnerable personality and broken home life in The Outsiders to suggest that heroes do not have to be perfect. Throughout the novel, Hinton characterizes Johnny as A skinny scared boy who has been kicked around to many times. The Outsiders is about Ponyboy Curtis and his brothers, Sodapop and Darry, belong to a group of poor teenage boys called greasers. Many of them have led hard lives already, and they are tough, angry and unforgiving. They often fight with the Socs, the group of wealthy, privileged boys who beat them up for fun. In the novel The Outsiders a hero is a person, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
Sodapop never winds up in these arguments, however he attempts to defuse the dispute. On page 175, Sodapop says “it’s like I’m the middleman in a tug o’ war and I’m being split in half.” Soda feels as if he is being tear apart since he does not want to take sides, a major element of peacekeeping. In spite of the burdensome of listening to his brothers quarrel, he constantly tries to settle the disagreement. Sodapop continues to state, ““Golly, you two, it’s bad enough having to listen to it, but when you start trying to get me to take sides…” Tears welled up in his eyes. “We’re all we got left. We ought to be able to stick together against everything,””(page 176). Another example of Sodapop demonstrating his role of peacekeeping occurs when he sends a letter to Ponyboy while Pony is in an abandoned church due to an argument with Dally. Soda writes, “Darry is awful sorry he hit you. You know he didn’t mean it,” (page 81). Even during dreadful situations, Soda attempts to sustain peace, regardless of Ponyboy being a distance away. In conclusion, being a peacekeeper is an ideal description of Sodapop and is one of the many important responsibilities he acquires throughout the
Someone once said, “ Life is all about making choices. Always do your best to make the right ones and always do your best to learn from the wrong ones”- Anonymous. Choices can always look instructive whether they are great or bad. Often, a string of good choices makes it easier to continue down the path, good consequences paving the way to more good choices. However, poor choices often have unlimited consequences. In the Outsiders, the characters usually make bad decisions. The Greasers are a gang that function like family, and Johnny’s decisions are not so good. But sometimes they can be spot on. The theme is watch out for what decisions you make, Understand that what ever choice you make there will be a consequence.
Ponyboy has grown up in a rough society, but when he finally breaks, things get from bad to terrifying in a matter of minutes. Ponyboy is the protagonist of The Outsiders, a book by S.E. Hinton. Ponyboy is considered as a normal boy in his neighborhood, he is part of a gang and lives with his two older brothers. Ponyboy and his gang stick together through everything, allowing them to survive their rough lives. The bond of loyalty between Ponyboy and his gang is vital for survival, shown by the way that the gang responds to the violence between the classes, what Ponyboy and his gang do to survive, and how they help each other survive their social class rivalries.
In the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy Curtis, a member of a gang called the “greasers” is leaving the movie theater when a group of Socs, short for social, jumps him and Two-Bit along with Johnny while walking Cherry and Marcia home. The two girls agreed to go with them if they don’t fight. Ponyboy and Johnny get to the lot and fall asleep, and don’t wake until 2 o’clock in the morning. When Ponyboy gets home his brothers, Sodapop and Darry, are very worried. Darry and Pony get in a fight and Soda tries to stand up for Pony, but Darry doesn’t like it. Darry slaps Ponyboy, and after soon regrets it because Pony runs out and tells Johnny that they’re running away. Once they get to where they want to go the same Socs that tried to jump them earlier go at them again, and Johnny kills one, Pony and
You mainly see this in his actions for when he is talking to his brothers. You can see this early on in the book when he is talking about Sodapop’s old horse and wanting to get it back, “I kept saving my money for a year, thinking that someday I could buy Mickey Mouse back for Soda,” (pg. 48). This shows how much he cares for his brother and that he wants him to be happy. He also shows how much he cares about Johnny, especially when they are hiding out in the church, “ ‘Johnny,’ I said tiredly, ‘you can’t wash your hair in this freezing weather. You’ll get a cold,’ ” (pg. 72). Even through this small comment, you can see Ponyboy’s concern for Johnny’s safety. He also shows his worriedness and protectiveness over Johnny on page 102, “Dally’ll be okay I thought. Dallas is always okay. He could take anything. It was Johnny I was worried about.” He knows how frightened and anxious Johnny is after being jumped and how he is not as tough as the rest of the Greasers. Especially without a loving family at home, Johnny only has the gang and is not able to take as much. Throughout the whole novel, Ponyboy expresses how much he cares for others both with Johnny, and his
In the past, as the story begins, Darry hurts Ponyboy by his words and actions. But when he comes back home, Darry shows his love and care for his brother. Darry always was a strict and rude brother to Ponyboy. But after he realizes the stress Ponyboy has been going through because of him, he decided to make it up to him. He decided to be a kind and loving brother like Soda. Moreover, before the rumble Darry talks to Ponyboy about how he doesn 't want him to be in the rumble. Darry thinks that Ponyboy is a lot weaker than he was before. In the Outsiders, the text says, “I don 't know if you ought to be at the rumble,Pony,” Darry said slowly. “ You have lost weight and you don 't look so great,kid. You are tensed up too much”(133-134). Darry didn 't care about Ponyboy before he ran away. After he comes back, Darry tries to be a caring brother for Ponyboy which is a fine thing to
Darry, Soda, and Pony are all waiting in the hospital to hear news of Dally and Johnny. They are bombarded with reporters, and Darry finally gets them to be left alone because Pony wasn 't’ feeling well. Pony takes a nap on Darry’s lap, and then the doctor finally came with news of Johnny and Dally. Dally would be good to go in a few days after his burns are taken care of, meanwhile Johnny is in critical condition, with not a great chance of making it out of there. On the way home, Pony falls asleep in the car and end up sleeping until the morning when Two-bit and Steve came over. Pony sees the article about him in the paper, and realizes he needs to be present at court for his actions.This risks the chance of the three brothers being allowed to continue living together. Surprisingly, all they said about Dally was how he was a hero. Soda tells Pony that they are going to have a party after the rumble where the greasers get rid of the Socs for good, after this everyone leaves and Two-bit is left to babysit Pony.
In this book report I will talk about the book “The outsiders” written by S.E. Hinton, I will do a review of the story, the point of view, theme, symbols and my opinion about this book I really liked to read for the English class.
In the book The Outsiders by S.E Hinton the book and the movie differ because Sandy isn’t ever mentioned throughout the movie, and Darry is a lot less rough in the movie. In the movie Sandy, Sodas ex is never mentioned in the movie as she is in the book. In the book Sodas ex girlfriend is mentioned a couple of times due to her moving and Soda really liking her. However, in the movie it is never brought up about Soda having a girlfriend or even Sandy’s name. On page 174 it states, “When Sandy went to Florida...He told me he loved her, but I guess she didn’t love him like he thought she did, because it wasn’t him.”. This quote proves my reason #1 because it is clearly stating Sandy’s name and the relationship between Sandy and Soda. although